Shabbat Shalom

After a dry and dusty few months, the rain has come. We're in for a few days of cool and wet, and the thirsty ground is eagerly soaking it up. Many, many people have been praying for rain and the gentle answer to their prayers falls now.

After a single day of light showers, the grass was tinged with green. The birds are wet, but happy. Even Mr Rat (our local fern-dweller) appears straggly-grey, yet unworried by the extra water pouring into his world.

I love days like this - refreshing after heat, filled with the sound of rain dripping off walls, windows and roofs, running in zig-zags down the fence.

It's going to be a perfect weekend for enjoying the shalom of Shabbat.